I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected. Everyone reacts different to various foods. Check your blood sugar readings so you will know whether or not a recipe works for you! And feel free to take a recipe and adjust it to suit your needs.

Monday, October 13, 2014


I have been posting several dessert recipes lately. I want diabetics to realize that as we approach the upcoming holidays they, too, can enjoy a tasty dessert. If you are invited to a dinner or party, always offer to bring a dessert. By doing that you will know there is a dessert you can enjoy. The desserts on this blog are so tasty no one will even know they are diabetic desserts unless you tell them! As a word of caution, though, let me remind you not to overindulge. Portion control is the key to your success!

1 pkg (4 serving size) sugar-free instant lemon-flavored pudding mix
2 cups cold fat-free milk
1/2 tsp grated orange peel
1/2 cup diced fresh orange sections
2/3 cup unsweetened flaked coconut

Prepare pudding mix with the milk as directed on the package.  Fold in the orange peel and orange sections plus the coconut.

Pour into a serving dish or into 6 individual dessert dishes and chill.

Yield: 6 servings.

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